Book exhibit:Ŭigwe- The Royal Protocols of the Chosŏn Dynasty

Ŭigwe (의궤 儀軌) – The Royal Protocols of the Chosŏn Dynasty (1392~1910)

Date: May 01 – August 14, 2015
Hours: 9am – 5pm (Mon-Fri)
Location: Asian Library (Upper Floor)

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What is Ŭigwe (의궤 儀軌)?

Literally meaning “a model for rituals”, Ŭigwe is a collection of records on the preparation for and conduct of state-sponsored events and ceremonies involving key members of the Chosŏn Royal Family. The Chosŏn Dynasty ŭigwe texts were included in the 2007 UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program

Our exhibit will feature materials on Ŭigwe (의궤 儀軌) from the UBC Asian Library. Ceremonial records in the form of ŭigwe were kept throughout Chosŏn, indicating the value placed on ritual propriety in the Confucian world. They are also very meaningful in what they reveal about the philosophy and systems of Chosŏn rule. This exhibit will provide an opportunity to obtain a full appreciation of how important the ŭigwe collection is and how thorough Chosŏn recordkeeping was.

Please contact either Hana Kim, UBC Asian Library Head, by email at OR phone the Asian Library Circulation Desk at (604) 822-2427 with any questions. We are looking forward to your visit!

Click here for the book exhibit brochure


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